In the fast-paced area in which we live, Grace seeks to provide a space for our middle and high school students to be themselves and grow in their understanding of God. Whether we are serving the world with a mission project, playing games at church, out on an adventure, talking about challenges, or wrestling with matters of faith, we are in a caring and safe community.
Our youth group, for students in 7th - 12th grade, typically meets most Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the school year. Everything we do seeks to build faith through fellowship and may include movies, meals, concerts, overnight lock-ins, retreats, small group discussions, mission initiatives, and outside activities at different times. Contact Pastor Susan or Kim Hatfield, Youth Elder.
Here at Grace, and especially with our youth, there is a deep commitment to helping others. Every year the Youth Ministry Team coordinates mission opportunities for Grace Youth. Mission activities from past years have included food preparation and service at a District soup kitchen, sorting and packing supplies at ECHO, serving as tutors in our Monday night tutoring program, participating in the annual CROP Walk, and selecting and wrapping Christmas gifts for students at a nearby school who might not otherwise receive gifts. There are also annual summer mission trips to Petersburg, Virginia, and Honduras. For more information, contact Kim Hatfield, Youth Elder, or David Retherford, Mission Elder.
We offer a one-year confirmation class for youth who are in at least 9th grade. The class meets during the education hour on Sunday mornings. The program is designed to support young people’s exploration of their faith and prepare them for the commitment to Christian life as members of the church. Contact Elders Ed and Cindi Bryant.
Junior and Senior High youths who are not in the Confirmation Class meet for Sunday school during the education hour to deepen their understanding of God. The Junior High class uses the Echo the Story curriculum. Senior High uses the Faith Questions curriculum. Contact Kim Hatfield, Youth Elder.